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Oligosoma longipes PATTERSON, 1997

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Eugongylinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLong-toed skink 
SynonymOligosoma longipes PATTERSON 1997
Oligosoma longipes — HITCHMOUGH et al. 2016 
DistributionNew Zealand

Type locality: Alma River, 5 km east of Tarndale, Marlborough, 173° 05’ E, 42° 10’ S.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: ED S1336 
Comment 
EtymologyFrom Latin “longus” (= long) and Latin “pes” (= foot), referring to the long toes. 
References
  • Hitchmough, Rodney A.; Geoffrey B. Patterson, and David G. Chapple 2016. Putting a Name to Diversity: Taxonomy of the New Zealand Lizard Fauna in: Chapple, D.G. (ed). New Zealand Lizards. Springer, pp. 87-108 - get paper here
  • Patterson, G.B. 1997. South Island skinks of the genus Oligosoma: description of O. longipes n. sp. with redescription of O. otagense (McCann) and O. waimatense (McCann). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 27(4): 439-450.
 
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